Pro 8 Update: 28-year-old man "person of interest" in case of missing 12-year-old girl
Authorities are on the hunt for a 12-year-old girl who went missing from her home yesterday.
Now the girl’s mother says she may know who's behind the disappearance.
Police say there is a person of interest in the case. We spoke with the 12-year-old girl’s mother a few minutes ago and she suspects that a 28-year-old man who lived in the household may be responsible. An Amber Alert has been issued for 12-year-old Karla Victoria Rivas. According to authorities she left her home in the 3900 block of Barcelona before noon to go the corner store but never returned.
“Our juvenile enforcement team is following up on good leads. They do have one person of interest and the name of suspect will be not be announced until we have more in the investigation.” Officer Alberto Escobedo with the Laredo Police Department told Pro 8 News.
I’m told the Sheriff's department and Laredo Police are investigating this case as a missing person. Anyone with information should contact authorities. Stay with Pro 8 News. We'll have much more on this case coming up tonight at ten.
There are new details just released from authorities in this case.
Police are now looking for 28 year old Jose Angel Cruz , also known as Giovanni.
He is five feet, six inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.
Cruz was last seen wearing a blue muscle shirt and blue jeans.
Law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger.
Again if you have any information please call police at 795-2800.